The Maschine Mikro MK3 is Native Instruments’ powerful piece of hardware which works alongside any DAW to create beats and melodies quickly. Built with 16 velocity sensitive pads, the MK3 allows you to drum using pad mode, create melodies in keyboard mode create chord progressions using chord mode and program in a class step-sequencer style from Step mode.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be delving deeper into the workings of Maschine and the ways in which you can connect it with third party virtual instruments and effects. We’ll also look at how it can be used as a straight-up controller for any MIDI enabled software, how it connects with the setup and equipment you may have at home in your studio, and how to integrate it into a DJ sets for more complex performance. In our first video, SEM’s Maschine course tutor Rocco Harris shows us how to use Maschine to create samples from vinyl records.
Sampling with Maschine
Sampling is just one of the ways you can build your sound bank with Maschine as the software gives you the option to use any previously purchased sounds and FX with the MK3 and control them using the hardware. In our second video Tom looks at how to use existing sound effects on your computer and transform them with Maschine for use as fillers within a track.
Whether you are a complete beginner to the NI eco-system or already have a foundation in music production and want to delve deeper, our Maschine training is ideal for improving workflow and harnessing creativity along with branching into live performance.